Campus briefs

Weber Cares for Cole Spicker

The Weber State University Student Association is starting a fundraiser for Cole Spicker to help him in his recovery from a stroke he had more than a week ago.

A blood clot in his brain ruptured Sunday, July 11, and he was rushed to a hospital. The bleeding caused seizures, loss of speech, paralysis in his right side and some cognitive problems. He’s now in the recovery unit of a hospital in Murray, working on rehabilitation with an occupational therapist.

Spicker is a junior at WSU studying chemistry. He was a columnist for The Signpost and a student senator, and was heavily involved in both Ogden Latter-day Saint Institute of Religion and the Community Involvement Center.

The Student Association created a website,, where people will be able to donate by the end of the week, keep informed about Spicker’s condition and make posts. The WSUSA wants to set up a fundraising account for Spicker at America First Credit Union.


The Signpost launches new website

The Signpost launched its new website last week, continuing its commitment to a vibrant online presence. The new website provides a more user-friendly interface for online consumers of The Signpost, enhances the visual appeal of the website, introduces multimedia to the online experience, encourages more interaction between the newspaper and readers, and allows The Signpost to make continual improvements to the website.

In the future, the website will feature a classifieds page where students can buy and sell electronics, textbooks, apartment contracts, cars and more. There will also be bios for all staff members of The Signpost.

The Signpost started publishing online in 1997, and has a Facebook and Twitter page. Visit to see the new website.


LDS leader speaks at Dee Events Center

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a prominent leader in the Latter-day Saint faith, spoke Sunday evening to commemorate the pioneering spirit that helped Ogden become a cultural hub in the 19th century. Holland said the completion of the transcontinental railroad helped the Ogden community to minimize differences and embrace diversity. WSU President Ann Millner also spoke. She talked about the pioneers of education in Ogden who mortgaged their homes to start Weber Academy in 1889, the school that would later become Weber State University.


WSU receives grant for Ogden Venture course

Weber State University received a $4,000 grant from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to support the Ogden Venture course. The course provides adults with economic barriers a chance to start college. The yearlong course — offered through the College of Arts and Humanities — includes sections on literature, American history, art history, philosophy and writing/critical thinking. The 10-credit course is free to admitted students and includes child care, bus service, books and supplies, and other services provided to WSU students.